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Armando's Dakota Bar & Grill

73260 El Paseo, Palm Desert, CA 92260-4270
760-346-0744
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Ranked #60 of 236 restaurants in Palm Desert
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Guelph, Canada
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Come for the inviting patio out front, stay for the margaritas! The food here was fantastic, very good mexican with lots on the menu. The patio is right on El Paseo so you'll be busy watching the busy shoppers and expensive cars pass by. But the real winner were the margaritas. Make sure you arrange a ride home, you'll need... More

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Palm Springs, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The have a specialty relleno here, I think Rosalie's..it is really really good! The food here is authentic and tasty. Great margaritas, tequila lovers will love this place.Great salsa as well.

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San Jose CA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Whoa, we showed up at Armando's a few weeks ago and found it shut down due to a fire?!!! Please re-open quickly. We love eating outside and watching the foot traffic. In the pre-fire days, Armando's was one of our two favorite places to eat in Palm Desert.

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lorain
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

Dined outside for dinner w/party of 6. Service was good and all meals were delicious.fish tacos were a favorite.

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Sorry to hear of your unfortunate incident. Sometimes you just have to wonder why things happen. Karma maybe !!!!!

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Ontario
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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Dropped by without reservations on a Friday night. Eventually got a table for six on the patio but were told we had to be out in an hour :(. The margaritas were fantastic as were the nachos and salsa served immediately upon arrival. We all ordered either the fish tacos, chimichungas or chicken with mole sauce. All of the meals... More

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Oakville, Ontario
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33 reviews 33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Noticed the line-ups for lunch and decided to go for dinner. The nachos and salsa were an excellent beginning to a wonderful meal. Fish tacos were outstanding and chicken quesadilla was delicious and so large that I also had it for lunch the following day. Great place for people spotting - clearly a popular place for the well known locals.... More

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El Centro, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We love Armando's! They have great guacamole, salsa, Mexican food, and Margaritas! Our favorite place to sit is outside.

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Edmonton, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014 via mobile

Went for lunch to this always busy restaurant. We were able to sit on the patio where the people watching was great. Margaritas were fantastic, salsa and chips were great. Service was attentive and friendly. The entrees were very large so those with smaller appetites might want to consider sharing. A very pleasant way to spend an afternoon!

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Palm Desert, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

What a fun people watching spot. Eat drink and enjoy. Always something interesting is happening at ARMONDO'S .

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